LuLu*s Fashion Face-Off. Team Lace.

it's time for a trend show-down! Lulu*s wants to know which spring trend will reign supreme this season, pick a team and enter via instagram for a chance to be featured and score a $500 gift card to Lulu*s. you can find out more here.

this week it's team leather vs. team lace.
when i saw this beautiful white maxi skirt, i knew it was team lace for me. plus, i already knew how i'd wear it. i made this polyvore collage three years ago, and i'm finally bringing it to fruition.

DIY tee; Jessica Simpson shoes)

next week: team babydoll vs team maxi


the leopard robe.

with mini-he in the house my sleepwear became much more conservative. i mean, mama can't be strutting around in her intimates anymore! but every once in a while, you need to slip into something lacey. something feminine. something that makes you feel like a woman (vs mom). something...sexy.

my personal favorites were satin chemises. i loved the feel of the cool satin against my skin. while those are still a bit risque for mini-he's eyes, this robe from i love Sexy was a nice compromise. and you know i had to get something with leopard.

if you're shy about purchasing intimates, shopping online is a great way to fulfill those needs from the privacy of your own home. no one watching to see what you take in the dressing room. no one judging you and thinking, ooh, girl's gonna get some tonight! or, oh...she's that kinda girl! haha. i kid, i kid.

but seriously, check out i love Sexy for everything from intimates to pajamas to hosiery to costumes and clubwear. and tell me in the comments, what's your sexy style? do you rock intimates, flannel pjs, or an oversized tee?

(leopard robe c/o i love Sexy)


color your spring with Firmoo + GIVEAWAY.

[i received one pair of glasses for the purposes of this review. opinions are 100% mine.]

spring was a little late to the party this year, but now that it's here...celebrate with color! color your spring with a new pair of eyeglasses or a cute pair of sunglasses. Firmoo has lots of fun frames and colorful lens tints (purple, green, blue) to choose from. can you tell which color i like?

(Unisex glasses #FS1013 c/o Firmoo (buy))

i have several pairs of glasses from Firmoo, and all are excellent quality. these are no exception. i selected a unisex wayfarer style frame + a dark blue lens tint and loved the result. the frames have cute mirrored details on the sides with the Firmoo name. and, as always, the glasses come with a hard case (seriously, how cute is this "worldly" case?), a soft case, and a set of tools. my glasses arrived in two weeks.

in a previous review, i mentioned that i had trouble figuring out the intensity of the lens tints based on their percentages, and when i received my glasses, they were lighter than i'd hoped. now you make your selection with an easy light, medium, or dark. i'm sure it wasn't just me, but thanks for listening, Firmoo!


ready for a new pair of glasses? Firmoo is giving away FIVE $30 vouchers to help you color your spring! the first five readers who comment 'I want a new pair of Firmoo glasses!' will get the code. don't forget to leave an email address so we can contact you.

(Patty's Closet top c/o (808-625-6441); LEI denim;
Paula & Chlo necklace c/o (buy - 20% off with code: OOMPHBLOG25))

here's a few to try:


a week of white denim. spring casual.

white denim at its spring best - paired with minty green.
if there's one hat you need, it's a fedora. a straw fedora is versatile because the style can be dressy, but the material is casual. i always have one in the car just in case. it's perfect for bad hair days, post- beach hair, and topping off a spring outfit.

a few photos below from a super wet hike this past weekend. this is normally an easy hike because it is relatively flat, but the mud made it challenging. mini-he was getting discouraged because he fell and was getting dirty, but i loved it. we've done this trail dry before...it was good exercise, but nothing exciting. this time, it was exciting. it felt adventurous.

do you wear hats? if so, what's your hat style?
are you the adventurous type?

mini-he was too cute...he kept "helping" me even though he was the one that kept slipping in the mud.
(hat & shirt c/o Patty's Closet (808-625-6441);
Paige Denim (buy); Lucky Brand bag;
Shop Lately necklace; etienne aigner shoes)


a week of white denim. black + white.

since i've been enjoying these Paige Denim skinny jeans, i'll be remixing them the rest of the week. yesterday, i paired them with primary brights. today it's a black and white look with some prints and textures. a black blazer may seem too heavy and dark for a spring look, but this fun blazer from Patty's Closet lightens up the look by allowing some skin to peek through.

i went to the bruno mars concert earlier this week, and it was awesome. despite the bomb threat interruption at the beginning of the concert, it was an amazing show full of lights and pyrotechnics.

do you wear black in spring?
what was the last concert you went to?

(Paula & Chlo Sunflower Crush Statement Necklace c/o (buy)
this beautiful mint necklace from Paula & Chlo adds subtle color to the outfit without taking away from the black and white.
we arrived about an hour before the concert only to be greeted by a long line just to get in the doors. so we decided to grab drinks instead. of course, all the surrounding restaurants were packed because everyone was doing the same thing...but standing with a drink is still better than just standing in line. besides, it started to clear out as the concert started. we knew there were two opening acts, so we hung out a little longer and enjoyed as much expensive drinks as we could before having to get really expensive drinks at the concert, haha.
(blazer c/o Patty's Closet (808-625-6441); 
Paige Denim (buy); JustFab shoes)


east vs west [coast] style. white denim.

a week of white denim continues with our final week of east vs west [coast] style. we are all rocking styles by Paige Denim. i've never owned a pair of Paige denim, so i was excited to try the Skyline Ankle Peg Skinny in Optic White. i was nervous about ordering a new brand without being able to try it on...in white, no less, the most unforgiving color...but they fit like a dream. they are true to size and the denim is nice and thick. the last thing you want when wearing white denim is to show too much!

i hope you enjoyed this spring 2014 edition of east vs west style as much as we enjoyed putting it together. i loved seeing how the other girls interpreted the trends. a huge thank you to all of our amazing sponsors - Lulu's, Capwell & Co., Sole Society; and Paige Denim.

don't forget to visit the girls.

Jackie / Living After Midnite / New York
Meaghan / District Sparkle / D.C.
Tracy / TheRightShoes / New York

Ashley / Pursuit of Shoes / California
Ashley / Golden Divine / California
Becks / oomph. / Hawaii

when i hear the term whites and brights, i usually think yellows and oranges and neons. here i went for the primary colors like red and blue and a touch of green to brighten up these white jeans.
(Sole Society Baroque Fringe Necklace c/o;
Capwell & Co. pave ring c/o)
(Paige Denim c/o (buy); Patty's Closet top; Lulu's shoes)

shop the look:

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a week of white denim. shorts.

oh how i've missed you. my internet has been down since last thursday, and i was starting to have withdrawals. the cable guy should be at my house as we speak, so i'm hoping everything will be up and running by the time i get home. can't wait to catch up with you!

there's nothing better than white denim in spring. or summer. or winter, for that matter. there's just a freshness about it in the spring, a coolness in the summer, and a crispness in the winter. white jeans can be tricky (i wrote about how to shop for white denim here), and i found a great pair/brand that i'll be re-mixing the rest of the week. but first, let's start the week off with white denim shorts + a classic pin-striped boyfriend shirt for a casual day look.

it started to rain!

(Express shorts; sheinside shoes;
Forever 21 shirt; JustFab bag c/o)

a few you might like:


east vs west [coast] style. lace.

lace. it never seems to go out of style and reappears every season in some shape or form. the best thing about lace is that it is totally wearable for everyone. you can go for a girly look like Ashley (Golden Divine) did, toughen it up with a masculine piece like Jackie and Tracy, or wear it in small doses like me, Ashley (Pursuit of Shoes), and Meaghan. but one thing is for sure, lace always lends a romantic vibe.
how do you wear lace?

don't forget to visit the girls.

Jackie / Living After Midnite / New York
Meaghan / District Sparkle / D.C.
Tracy / TheRightShoes / New York

Ashley / Pursuit of Shoes / California
Ashley / Golden Divine / California
Becks / oomph. / Hawaii

sometimes i dabble in extreme lace just for the fun of it, but the tomboy in me never feels 100% comfortable. instead, i like my lace in small doses or as accents. this sweater was right up my alley because it's essentially a versatile gray sweater from the front with a peek of lace in the back. to keep it cool in our warm weather, i paired it with some denim shorts and threw my hair up into a bun.
(sweater c/o Lulu's (buy); bag & sunglasses (buy) c/o Sole Society;
pave necklace (buy) & ring (buy) c/o Capwell & Co;
DIY shorts; sperry topsider shoes)

a few you might like:

in case you missed it:
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